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An Exploratory Evaluation of the Data from the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey: School Year 2005-06
NCES 2008-440
April 2008


Table 8.  Number of full-time teachers, base salary at the 5th, median, and 95th percentile cutpoints, and federal range ratio, by educational attainment, years of experience, and participating state: School year 2005–06
 
Educational attainment, years of experience,
and participating state
Number of teachers   Base salary1 Federal range ratio2
5th percentile Median 95th percentile
Teachers with bachelor's degree as highest
degree and 1 year of experience 
Arizona  4,244 $28,007 $33,450 $37,750 0.3
Arkansas  594 28,000 31,134 37,450 0.3
Colorado  2,394 26,400 31,398 40,493 0.5
Florida  8,440 29,970 33,940 40,872 0.4
Iowa  1,139 24,617 27,495 33,426 0.4
Missouri  3,432 23,400 29,283 35,417 0.5
Oklahoma  1,878 26,366 28,000 30,392 0.2
 
Teachers with bachelor's degree as highest
degree and 10 years of experience 
Arizona  884 32,010 40,338 51,760 0.6
Arkansas  405 32,500 37,500 45,969 0.4
Colorado  711 30,193 40,999 51,542 0.7
Florida  2,107 34,319 38,089 46,727 0.4
Iowa  715 30,328 36,759 43,618 0.4
Missouri  948 27,850 35,050 46,715 0.7
Oklahoma  997 29,760 31,861 34,832 0.2
 
Teachers with master's degree as highest
degree and 10 years of experience 
Arizona  1,087 35,500 44,215 54,816 0.5
Arkansas  287 36,800 40,676 49,284 0.3
Colorado  782 36,360 48,921 58,514 0.6
Florida  1,259 36,627 40,350 53,663 0.5
Iowa  185 34,276 41,665 47,903 0.4
Missouri  1,329 31,075 42,440 54,110 0.7
Oklahoma  280 30,950 33,268 37,308 0.2
 
Teachers with bachelor's degree as highest
degree and 20 years of experience 
Arizona  288 37,799 49,818 64,045 0.7
Arkansas  274 36,650 42,761 53,189 0.5
Colorado  289 33,878 49,098 60,974 0.8
Florida  1,239 40,450 48,644 60,463 0.5
Iowa  417 35,718 43,826 51,484 0.4
Missouri  419 30,366 37,875 52,395 0.7
Oklahoma  417 33,713 36,879 41,574 0.2
 
Teachers with master's degree as highest
degree and 20 years of experience 
Arizona  505 42,793 54,950 66,749 0.6
Arkansas  280 40,398 46,089 59,333 0.5
Colorado  494 41,410 58,258 68,899 0.7
Florida  876 43,514 52,433 65,226 0.5
Iowa  211 39,432 51,174 57,327 0.5
Missouri  864 34,450 51,228 72,598 1.1
Oklahoma  272 35,170 38,770 44,300 0.3
1 Base salary is defined as the negotiated annual salary for teaching duties, excluding bonuses and extra pay for extra duties.
2 The federal range ratio indicates the difference between the base salary of the state at the 95th percentile and the state at the 5th percentile divided by the base salary for the state at the 5th percentile.
NOTE: How to read this table: Using teachers with bachelor's degree as highest degree and 1 year of experience, Arizona as an example, this table shows that 5 percent of teachers with a bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience have a base salary of $28,007 or less. If all teachers with a bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience were listed by size of base salary, the teacher at the midpoint (median) would have a salary of $33,450. Five percent of teachers with a bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience have a base salary of $37,750 or more. The federal range ratio shows that the magnitude of the difference between base salaries at the 5th percentile and the 95th percentile is 0.4, or approximately 40 percent. Only the listed seven states participated in the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey. Data for Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, and Oklahoma are for full-time teachers, teaching at one school with full-time equivalency (FTE) greater than or equal to 0.9 only, and whose base salary did not include pay for other duties. Data for Arizona and Arkansas are for teachers teaching at one school with FTE greater than or equal to 0.9 only. Arizona and Arkansas did not report whether a teacher was a full-time teacher or whether the reported base salary excluded pay for other duties. Data are not adjusted for geographic cost differences. Teachers with a doctor's degree are excluded because they make up less than 1 percent of all teachers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey," school year 2005–06, Version 1a.
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